Located on the mountains in the village of Manfeilong in Jinhong which is a county in Yunnan Province, China the Manfeilong Pagoda is a famous group of Buddhist Stupas famed for its magnificence design and style. It is also referred to as the Bamboo shoot tower due to its shape. It has a white Stupa resembles a bottle and surrounding Stupas that look like bamboo shoots painting a beautiful picture over the village, amidst lush greenery.
The road up to the Pagoda has 200 stone steps. To arrive at these steps one needs to cross the river that runs along the village. On either side of these steps there is a seamless virgin forest and rubber plantations. 9 Stupas make up the Pagoda and the main Stupa in the middle looks majestic surrounded by 8 other small Stupas. The primary Stupa stands 16.29 meters high. Each Stupa has a niche Buddhist statue and relief. At the top of these Stupas is a flying phoenix. Two giants engraved out of each have been installed at the entrance of each Stupa and the bells hung up on the Stupa hums a beautiful tinkle in the breeze.
Buddha’s foot prints dress the path to one of the Stupas, believed to be left by Sakyamuni Buddha during his visit here thousands of years ago. The foot prints are 80 cm long and 58 cm wide. The Pagodas are believed to have been built in 1204 under the sponsorship of Chieftain of Menglong to the design drafted by three Indian monks. The Pagoda stands as a key national cultural relic and a preservation site
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